Dutch company SkyNRG has launched its Board Now programme, which will enable companies to reduce their business air travel emissions as well as contribute to the development of a new production facility for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The programme is reportedly the world’s first-of-its-kind that enables companies to contribute directly to the development of SAF and actively paves the way for the energy transition in the aviation sector. Organisations such as PwC and Skyscanner have already signed up to the programme.
Organisations that join Board Now commit themselves to the purchase of SAF for a period of five years, which will reduce their business air travel CO2 emissions and contribute to the development of a new production facility.
Their investment will be used by SkyNRG to cover the price difference between SAF and conventional jet fuel. The coalition that participates in the Board Now programme ensures a substantial purchase of SAF that will be produced by Europe’s first dedicated plant for the production of SAF in the Netherlands’ Delfzijl, which will annually produce 100,000 tons of SAF.
This translates into a CO2 reduction of over 270,000 tons a year for the aviation industry. SAF can provide for a CO2 reduction of at least 85 per cent, compared to conventional jet fuel.
“With the support of renowned organisations participating in Board Now that make a choice for sustainable business travels and an investment in SAF, we are able to accelerate the energy transition in aviation,” said Theye Veen, managing director at SkyNRG.
“We are looking forward to inspire other international organisations as well to follow in the footsteps of our launching members and partners”.
SkyNRG’s independent Sustainability Board advises on whether the fuel meets the highest sustainability standards. The Board includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, the Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen. Furthermore, the sustainability of the chain and related products are ensured through certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, the highest possible certification standard for sustainable fuels.